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Sport and Exercise Psychology - EXSS3049

Year - 2018

This unit provides an introduction to the key psychological factors and explanatory frameworks relating to engagement, participation and adherence in exercise and sport. A broad array of topics is covered in the unit including: motivation, behavioural modification, addiction, anxiety, psychological skills training, sport performance, burnout and injury. Special consideration is given to facilitating exercise adherence, youth sport participation, the development of athletic performance, and how exercise and physical activity influences psychological function and well-being. Practical applications are made in relation to exercise practitioners, including health promotion professions, exercise physiologists, as well as teachers and coaches across age and skill level.

Classes
2 x 2-hr lecture /week for Weeks 1-4; 1 x 2-hr lecture/week for Weeks 5-9; 2-hr tutorial /week

Assessment
mid semester exam (25%), facilitating behaviour change assignment (45%), knowledge dissemination assignment (30%)

Textbooks
Cox, R. H. (2007). Sport psychology: Concepts and applications. (7th ed). New York, NY: McGraw Hill. Biddle, S., Mutrie,N., and Gorely, T. (2015). Psychology of physical activity: Determinants, well-being and interventions (2nd Ed). London: Routledge.

Pre-requisites

BACH1161 or HSBH1003

Details

Faculty: Health Sciences

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Exercise and Sport Science
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Cumberland
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Stephen Cobley
HECS Band: 2
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